The Cheat Sheet 

Local and federal agents made a huge drug bust in Whitehaven that involved a half-ton of marijuana, a big pile of cocaine, and half a million dollars in cash. A police spokesman said Memphis was going to be the hub for an international operation that would transfer drugs from Mexico to states around the country. We know the Regional Chamber likes to call our city "America's Distribution Center," but we're pretty sure this isn't what they had in mind.

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A federal investigation nails two city councilmen, Rickey Peete and Edmund Ford, on charges of allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for their votes on various measures. We're already reeling from all the arrests during the Tennessee Waltz sting. At this rate, we're going to need a bigger jail.

A court in Delaware will try to determine who actually owns items associated with Elvis Presley, including such tasteful relics as his sinus irrigator and old bottles of prescription medicine. Many of these items came from the collection of the King's personal physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos. It's been almost 30 years since Elvis died, and vultures are still fighting over his remains.

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Mayor Willie Herenton and former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier clambered into a boxing ring at The Peabody and -- well, they didn't exactly swing punches, or trade jabs, or anything that you might call "boxing." Mainly, they just walked around in shorts, made a national embarrassment of themselves and our city, and somehow managed to raise money for a charity. In the future, may we suggest a bake sale?

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